Chicago-based artist Defective Monk has fleshed out a brand-new genre he calls “Anger Techno”, which is comprised of a collection of both analog and digital sounds, blended together in a presentation that’s unquestionably aggressive. Indeed, the most recent single of Defective Monk titled Ruled x 6 certainly lives up to this expectation. Blending in a mix of metal, rock, industrial, and electronic tones, this experimental track is unafraid of pushing boundaries and cultivating a wholly unique blend of sounds.
Opening with a deep voice over minimal instrumentation, the loosely structured vocals of Ruled x 6 eventually give way to a driving rhythm and gritty guitar section. It’s progressive in its approach, leaning into syncopated rhythms and dissonant chord structures. This track is built on layers upon layers of sound – each time you listen through it, there’s a new piece of instrumentation to pick up on. While the track’s foundation seems to be in hard rock and metal tones, there are dashes of electronic and modern rock elements included throughout. It’s pure, unadulterated, contentious angst in musical form – a rollercoaster of fire and brimstone from start to finish.
For those looking to color outside the traditional lines of metal, hard rock, and electronic sounds, we think you’ll find something you can dig your teeth into with Ruled x 6. It’s clear that Defective Monk is entirely unafraid to follow his artistic vision to the limit, paying no mind to tradition or expectation. This is pure artistry and creativity on display, and it culminates in something that is raw, unapologetic, and bold. If these unprecedented sounds are up your alley, be on the lookout for Defective Monk‘s upcoming album, SiN MiNiSTeR out in the spring of 2021.
BELOW: Listen to Ruled x 6 and connect with his website and social media platforms. Please support Defective Monk by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!
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